For the third consecutive year, C1S Group, a nationally-renowned full-service professional engineering and construction firm, was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Outside, America's leading active-lifestyle and adventure-travel magazine. Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. C1S once again joins the list of companies that encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, be eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community.
“C1S not only focuses on providing our clients with environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction, we consider our own work environment as well,” said Matt Strong, PE, LEED AP and President of Dallas-based C1S Group. “We are proud to have an environment that nurtures our employees, promotes job satisfaction and growth, and encourages hard work as well as fun.”
To find the “Best Places to Work,” Outside conducts a rigorous vetting to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s “Best Places to Work 2015” was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The “Best Places to Work” list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives. Additionally, companies must also provide services that align with the core principles of Outside magazine—such as C1S’s goal to improve the way facilities are run with energy-efficient solutions and environmental stewardship.
With its unique company culture, C1S not only meets these requirements, but exceeds all expectations of a “traditional” firm. This enabled C1S to rank #4 in the category of “Best Culture” on this year’s list. C1S offers standing cubicles and five office workout stations are available so employees can stay active. Specially designed “collaboration stations” on elevated surfaces encourage staff to gather for quick face-to-face meetings. “With offices adjacent to a city park with a walking trail, lunchtime strolls or outdoor staff meetings aren’t out of the norm,” added Strong.
In addition to perks like office celebrations and Friday morning breakfast tacos, C1S provides employees with unique “adventure “experiences—such as gift cards for sailing cruises, hot air balloon rides, race car driving—and plenty of opportunities to give back to the community. Each year during the Green Apple Day of Service, C1S employees volunteer with public schools to improve their green space, and other projects like outdoor learning centers, community gardens and playgrounds.
“Being able to do our job well while maintaining a fun and productive work environment is a true testament to the caliber of our employees,” said Strong, “We are honored to be recognized by Outside magazine for our efforts, and look forward to continuing to grow and succeed as a company, both inside and out.”
About C1S Group C1S Group is an engineering, construction and sustainability consulting firm specializing in the design and installation of projects for existing facilities. As experts in providing solutions for critical and manufacturing environments, C1S drives energy efficiency, maintainability and value in every project. The C1S client list varies from global Fortune 500 organizations to highly specialized entities with one facility. The C1S business model calls for the agility to work on multiple projects across geographic locations with varying complexities. For more information, visit www.c1sinc.com.